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Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph.D in neuroscience from Harvard University.

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what's it's like to literally lose your mind...

Reminiscent of A Beautiful Mind, Ordinary People and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Still Alice packs a powerful emotional punch and marks the arrival of a strong new voice in fiction.

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"Readers are artfully and realistically led through a window into what to expect, highlighting the importance of allowing the person with the disease to remain a vibrant and contributing member of the community." Peter Reed, PhD, Director of Programs, National Alzheimer's Association

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"Powerful, insightful, tragic, inspirational and all too true." Alireza Atri, Massachusetts General Hospital Neurologist

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"With grace and compassion, Lisa Genova writes about the enormous white emptiness created by Alzheimer's in the mind of the still-too-young and active Alice. A kind of ominous suspense attends her gathering forgetfulness, and Genova puts us, sympathetically, right inside her plight. Somehow, too, she portrays the family's response as a loving one, and hints at the other hopeful, helpful response that science will eventually provide. Mopsy Kennedy, Improper Bostonian

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9781439152751
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Genova, Lisa
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"Review" by , "Readers are artfully and realistically led through a window into what to expect, highlighting the importance of allowing the person with the disease to remain a vibrant and contributing member of the community."
"Review" by , "Powerful, insightful, tragic, inspirational and all too true."
"Review" by , "With grace and compassion, Lisa Genova writes about the enormous white emptiness created by Alzheimer's in the mind of the still-too-young and active Alice. A kind of ominous suspense attends her gathering forgetfulness, and Genova puts us, sympathetically, right inside her plight. Somehow, too, she portrays the family's response as a loving one, and hints at the other hopeful, helpful response that science will eventually provide.
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